ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Coding of Audio, Picture, Multimedia and Hypermedia Information
Secretariat: Japan (JISC)
|DOC. TYPE||Meeting Announcement|
|TITLE||Calling Notice and Logistical Information, the Fifteenth SC 29 Plenary Meeting, 2002-03-25/27, Genoa, Italy|
|SOURCE||Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29|
|STATUS||Calling notice and logistical information [Requested action: For submission of delegates lists from SC 29 members, for registration by each participant, and for contribution by SC 29 members, AGM and WGs]|
|DISTRIBUTION||P, O and L Members of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 ; ISO/IEC JTC 1 Secretariat; ISO/IEC ITTF|
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
IPSJ/ITSCJ (Information Processing Society of Japan/Information Technology Standards Commission of Japan)*
Room 308-3, Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg., 3-5-8, Shiba-Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
Telephone: +81-3-3431-2808; Facsimile: +81-3-3431-6493; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Standard Organization Accredited by JISC
The fifteenth ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29 Plenary Meeting
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 1 Meeting, 2002-03-18/22
Istituto Internazionale delle Comunicazioni
Via Pertinace, Villa Piaggio
16125 Genoa, Italy
Fax : +39-010-2722183
Prof. Daniel Giusto
CNIT@UniCA - Multimedia Communications Lab
DIEE, University of Cagliari, Piazza d'Armi
Cagliari 09123 Italy
Tel: +39-070-6755896 / +39-348-8757022
Meeting Arrangements, Accommodation, and Facilities Fee
Mrs. Clotilde Canepa Fertini
Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC)
at the following address:
Ms. Yukiko Ogura
Secretariat, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29
Room 308-3 Kikai-Shinko-Kaikan Bldg
3-5-8 Shiba-Koen Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0011 Japan
In accordance with subclause 7.7 of the JTC 1 Directives (fourth edition), each SC 29 member shall send the SC 29 Secretariat and the host contact a Delegates list showing the names and employers of their representatives and also the name of the head of delegation by 2002-02-25.
Each delegate/representative is requested to register
In accordance with subclause 7.8 of the JTC 1 Directives (fourth edition), the SC 29 members are requested to submit their contributions to the plenary meeting to the Secretariat by 2002-02-25.
The facilities fee for SC 29 Plenary meeting is 250.- Euro as detailed in Registration/Facilities Fee Form. Facilities fees are payable by credit card (Visa, Mastercard) or by bank transfer (Account No. 10543/80 entitled to Istituto Internazionale delle Comunicazioni, c/o Banca CARIGE, Sede Centrale Genova, Bank codes: ABI 06175-4; ABI 01400-1), or on site.
Each delegate/representative is also requested to register to host by 2002-02-10. You are encouraged to register early to avoid delays.
If you are going to attend WG 1 meeting, see Calling Notice, 26th WG 1 Meeting, 2002-03-18/22.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Savoia Majestic (4-star category) and Hotel Savoia Continental (3-star category), belonging to the same hotel chain, adjacent each other. Room rates are quite attractive and reserved to WG 1 delegates. Reservations should be made by returning the attached reservation form to:
Hotel Savoia Majestic and Continental
Piazza Stazione Principe, 16126 Genova, Italy
Special rates (breakfast buffet, tax and service charges included) have been agreed for the meeting attendees as follows:
Hotel Savoia Majestic (4-star category)
Single Room: Euros 72,30
Double Room: Euros 93,00
Double Room for single use: Euros 82,63
Hotel Savoia Continental (3-star category)
Single Room: Euros 51,65
Double Room: Euros 72,30
Double Room for single use: Euros 61,98
Reservations must be made by 2002-02-10.
Note: Requests for rates and availability at different hotels should be addressed to Mrs. Clotilde Canepa Fertini.
Shuttle service "VOLABUS 100" from The International Airport Cristoforo Colombo to the City center (6km); departure every thirty minutes (operating daily from 5:30 to 23.45, arrival 20/30 minutes later). Ticket fare: 2 Euro.
From West (France border): Highway A10 Ventimiglia-Genova, exit Genova-Ovest.
From North: Highway A26 Gravellona Toce-Genova or Highway A7 Milano-Genova, exit Genova Ovest.
From East and South: Highway A12 Livorno-La Spezia-Genova, exit Genova Ovest.
Genoa, birthplace of Christopher Columbus, is a city of contrasts:
Citizens from European Union that signed the Schengen Agreement (no borders) do not require any formality. Other visitors entering Italy must have a valid ID card (e.g., UK, Switzerland) or passport. Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Rep. of Korea, UK, USA citizens should not be required a visa for entry into Italy. Participants from countries requiring a visa must apply to consular offices or diplomatic missions in their home countries.
March in Genoa is generally fine although there is always a chance of rain. The average daytime temperature range is approximately 15-20 degrees Celsius. For further details, please refer to: http://weather.yahoo.com/forecast/Genova_IY_f.html
Dress is mostly casual in Genova, business attire is worn, but restaurants are generally accustomed to serving both formally and casually attired customers. In general, wear what you feel most comfortable in.
The organizers cannot accept any responsibility for accidents, losses, and/or damages that may occur. Delegates are advised to obtain travel, medical, personal accident and luggage insurance in their home countries prior to departure.
Genoa offers a variety of food: typical cuisine of the Region as well as Italian or International.
Genoa has a no-tipping policy for any travel and dining services. Restaurants may include service charge on your bill or may not.
Euro (the euro is the European currency on January 2002. 1 Euro = 0.9 USD)
American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard, and Visa are usually accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops.
Banks are open from 8:20 to 13:30 and from 14:30 to 16:00, Monday through Friday. They are closed on Saturday, Sunday and on public and religious holidays.
Electrical voltage is 240/250 AC 50 cycles, with 2-3 round-pin outlets. A number of mains extension leads and multiple outlet power boards will be available for use in the meeting room.
Telephone outlets are compatible to the American modular (RJ45) plug.
Postal offices are open from 8:10 to 13:00, Monday through Saturday. They are closed on Sunday and on public and religious holidays.
There will be PCs and a laser printers (with facilities for connection of notebook computers) available for the use of delegates. There will also be facility for e-mail and internet access. The meeting room will have a data projector.
Local information for Genoa can be obtained at: